P 90's - what are these?

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  1. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Picked up this 73 LP Deluxe. It's got P90's, I was told they're SD's. My intention was to swap in a vintage set of mini's that I have laying around because the 2 previous p90 guitars I owned... I just didn't like. But these shocked me, they're staying. By the looks of them, scuffs and corrosion on the poles, they've been in it a while. I don't feel like pulling them to check. I'm getting 7.62 on the neck and 9.2 ohms on the bridge. Any good guesses on what they are would be appreciated.

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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Pardon my ignorance - SDs?
     
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    matthew bear Senior Member

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    Seymour Duncans... the pickup winder.

    That guitar is sexy as hell!
     
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  4. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    The pole screws look VERY clean for a guitar that well played, so I'd trust the seller that they are replacements. Take them out, next time you change strings, and have a look at the back, perhaps with some photos.

    HNGD!
     
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    Slater529 Premium Member

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    There's no way to know without looking at 'em... Next string change just take a peak.
     
  6. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Duncans I was told, been trying to figure if they are without pulling them. Thought maybe the ohms would be a dead giveaway for someone more knowledgable.
     
  7. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    The DCR of nearly all vintage and vintage-style production P-90s will be somewhere between 7-10k, so that doesn't really say much at all other than they are likely in working order.

    It's just a matter of taking the two height adjustment Philips screws out of the center top of the pickups to pull them up and look underneath. No soldering or anything like that required.
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Well that was too obvious ... thanks! I do know of Seymour - going way back.
     
  9. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    They're a little more cruddy than they looked in that picture.

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    I'll check them out next string change, maybe sooner, I'm curious because I never liked p90's before.
     
  10. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    You're right. They look far cleaner in the first photo. Almost like brand new stainless steel.

    I believe the pole screws have slots too thin and domes too round to be Gibson screws from any era.
     
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    Leña_Costoso Senior Member

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    Interesting bridge for a 1972. Thought the Nashville didn't come into being till 75?

    On 2nd thought, that aint a Nashville... what is it?
     
  12. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    My first thought was that it was a Schaller,After more digging looks to me like its a Schecter.

    Other thread about the bridge.

    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/anybody-know-what-this-bridge-is.402821/
     
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    It does look a bit Schaller-esque. On 2nd thought, is it the same bridge in all the photos?
     

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